Don’t Bee Scared
There’s a tendency for kids to avoid bees, but Tami’s firsthand experience has taught her that the more children know about bees, the less they fear them.
The first time she installed an observation hive at a school, the students quickly began to care for the bees, name the queen, track the weather and research which foods were available for foraging. They soon learned about honeybee behavior and discovered that bees don't want to sting because when they sting, they die.
“Once the students saw how hard the bees worked day in and day out, the fear went away. They began to realize that the bees had a job to do and couldn't be bothered by chasing kids,” Tami describes.